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Nico Restaurant

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San Carlos & Ocean Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-6545
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Our destination restaurant was closed, so we went a little bit up the block and were coaxed into trying Nico by an employee that was standing on the sidewalk. They were very slow and he was obviously trying to get more people inside. As we looked at the menu, we noticed that the prices were on the steep side, but... More 

Thank mikegrattan
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

If your visiting Carmel or passing through the crab ravioli with champagne sauce & scallops is with the stop alone. When you are finish enjoy all the wonderful gallery's and shops in town.

Thank JuanCarlos M
Pebble Beach, California
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

I have never had a bad lunch at this restaurant. There is a free parking lot at San Carlos and 8th and a paid parking lot under the Carmel Plaza with entrance on San Carlos. Street parking is difficult and tickets are commonly written out. Handicapped can park on the street with no time limitations with a handicapped parking permit... More 

Thank stillwatercove
Austin, Texas
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Smallish restaurant (aren't they all in Carmel?) with great authentic Mediterranean flavors. If you want a show get the Saganaki - flaming cheese that is delicious. We were a big party so some small errors (like no feta on a greek salad and no pita/bread despite asking multiple times for appetizers) but doesn't take away from the overall experience. I... More 

Thank RickM1331
Raleigh, North Carolina
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I stopped in for early dinner and was pleased with the rich / full flavors! The portobello mushrooms in Marsala sauce were yum!! They have flatbreads abs salads but the pasta is great. Nice people, service fine.

Thank stephiewilson
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by one of the local wine tasting rooms. If it had been a warmer evening, we would have enjoyed dinner on the patio. But it was a cool evening, so we sat inside, by the window, and enjoyed watching the people going by. There is also a fireplace further back in this charming restaurant.... More 

Thank sunkitten60
Mysuru (Mysore), India
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127 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is a nice little Italian restaurant in the beach city of Carmel. You have seats both indoor and outdoor. Not a hi-fi kind. All the dishes were very good and sumptuous; we had ordered sandwich veggies, pizza, clams, etc. All could be customized. Service was pleasant.

Thank saradabhagavathy
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

we enjoyed a delightful meal and wine. Atmosphere was very nice and service was great. lots of food choices

Thank venice7_8
Oakland, California
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161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

We enjoyed a very pleasant lunch at Nico on a recent trip to Carmel. The roasted garlic with toast was excellent for garlic lovers and the flatbread pizza satisfying. Service was good and the wine list had good selections at a reasonable price. We will try it for dinner next time.

Thank erich802
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

The welcome, attentive service, well presented and good food made this a very good, vfm dinner choice. The theatre and fun created over the 'flamed greek' cheese was a moment for all to remember!

Thank pavane019

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Carlos & Ocean Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-6545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?